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Sentries #6

Ringed Love

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Sequel to Tethered Pair
Sentries: Book Six

New Colorado Protectorate fell with the assassination of Chancellor Clarke. Afterwards, like many others, Todd and Nick Ruger left the land of their birth and made a home north in Yellowknife. Though they have to say a sad farewell to friends and loved ones, they are taken in with open arms and in turn offer shelter to others.

They must still contend with angry ghosts, Windigos, and water spirits, but through it all, their love and devotion for each other never falters. Nick is awarded a degree in veterinary medicine and trains students from Yellowknife, while Todd becomes the town sheriff and takes on new sentry apprentices of his own. They remain steadfast in their duty as sentries as well, leaving behind a legacy meant to protect and defend those who need it the most.

200 pages, ebook

First published May 23, 2016

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Profile Image for Christy.
3,769 reviews109 followers
February 15, 2023
I personally believe that Elizabeth Noble is a meanie trapped in a genius’s body. It was bad enough how long I had to wait for book five in this incredible, amazing, dystopian, action adventure, and mystery thriller series, but seriously? 'Ringed Love' has taken forever…or, at least, it certainly seems to have. Although, considering this is the final book, I can only imagine the author's heartache at ending such a huge chapter in her own life. And since so much has happened in the past five books, I was looking forward to Todd and Nick getting their own much-needed peaceful, quiet life.

It's been fifty-three years since New Colorado protectorate fell in the war, consigning all owners and slaves to death. Todd and Nick escaped and headed north back to Elk's Ridge in Yellowknife protectorate where they made a life for themselves. Todd was the sheriff of Elk's Ridge up until he retired, but Nick is a veterinarian, who also trained as a doctor many years before. Nick's students love to hear the old stories about the days after the end of the war…and so did I.

It was fascinating to me to watch as Todd and Nick ended up hooking up with a wagon train heading north. They had old maps, pre-apocalypse time, that showed tunnels that had been built underground for use in moving people and supplies from area to area. The plan was to get in to one and use it to travel closer to the border for Yellowknife. Of course, it wouldn't be my guys if there wasn't supernatural happenings within the tunnel. It also wouldn't be my guys if they didn't turn around a few weeks after being home, and head back into danger to try to rescue friends and family.

Please find my full review at Rainbow Book Reviews
Profile Image for Elisa Rolle.
Author 53 books232 followers
November 28, 2016
2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Ringed Love (Sentries #6) by Elizabeth Noble
1) Absolutely loved this book. Great continuation of the series. Fascinating world and wonderfully developed characters. The writing style allows the reader to be carried away in the story, it flows around you with no jarring discordance to pull you from the story.
2) This book is the perfect ending to a fascinating, enthralling, compelling, and emotional series that captivated me from the very first book.
Profile Image for Will Parkinson.
Author 3 books97 followers
May 30, 2016
Review written for Will Reads (www.willreads.com).

I’ve followed Todd and Nick Ruger since the very beginning of the ‘Sentries’ series. In fact, it was these books that introduced me to Elizabeth Noble. It was a sad day when she said that this book, Ringed Love, would be the last in the series. Why sad? Because I have loved the heck out of every one of these books. Todd and Nick are supposed to be master and slave. In the world this book exists in, it’s expected for a slave–which Nick is–to have a master. Events have pulled them together, but it’s their unwavering love that keeps them that way.

This book was…oh, how can I say this? Holy hell, wow! We start it out in what, for them, is present time. Several years have gone by, and the men have built a life, and are helping others to do the same. Nick has become a vet and Todd has ended up as the sheriff. They’re both respected by those in the town, and are true to their ideals. From this point we jump into the past, and see what has brought them to this point. Ghosts, demons, and ghoulies, oh my! Elizabeth Noble knows how to write scenes that are horrific, while still being not overly graphic (the railroad tunnel scene comes to mind here…)

I know that this is the final book, and I suppose I have to accept that (really don’t want to, though!), but the end of this book, which shows us a bit of the future? Pixie at MM Good Books said I would need tissues. She didn’t lie. This book is, in the purest sense, a happily ever after. At least as happy as Nick and Todd are likely to ever get. We know that they will always be together, and that is, for now, enough.

If you haven’t gotten into the series yet, please give it a try! DSP has a bundle for sale of the books. It’s an excellent series that I cannot recommend more highly.
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355 reviews62 followers
May 30, 2016
“You are everything to me. My breath, my heartbeat. Without you my life would be empty. I pledge to love and care for you all our lives and into the next.”

Nick and Todd have been through many scrapes together Ringed Love finishes this series of six books of their adventures beautifully. It captures the moments of Nick and Todd's life together and their significant rights of passage since book five concluded (plus some additional memories of the life they shared together).

Set in a post-apocalyptic world about 300 years in our future Sentries explores life in which both slavery and paranormal threats have both been fairly commonplace. These books are always a treat, however knowing Ringed Love was the final instalment was a bittersweet experience for me. I didn't want it to end, and so the metaphor of a ringed love was particularly apt.

The Sentries series is without doubt, one of my favourite reads. Find out why Ringed Love is the cherry on the top of this exceptionally good series in my full guest review at Boy Meets Boy Reviews coming soon.

A complimentary copy of the book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Profile Image for CB.
3,131 reviews6 followers
March 5, 2018
I read all 6 in the series (you can purchase them all separately or the first 5 in a bundle through Dreamspinner Press - 6th sold separately.) I suggest reading them all and in order or they won't make much sense, even with the blurb in the front. Each one has it's own ending but the next book takes up right from there and tells the next chapter in their lives. Quite the epic tale and well worth it! An intriguing and enthralling world, set in the future but after a world-wide natural disaster(s) so it's not a sci-fi/futuristic fantasy setting.

Loved the MC's - sexy, loving and brave - and we get to see them all the way through their lives (that happens in the 6th book).
Profile Image for Diane Dannenfeldt.
3,594 reviews58 followers
June 3, 2016
Once I have stopped crying I will post my review - what an amazing series. This final book lets us see them as they grow old together. Their love never falters & is as strong in the end as it was in the beginning. This was an amazing world and watching them struggle through it, as well as the other slave/master parings, was not easy at times but in the end it does all work out. I am very saddened that this series came to an end but it was a great way to end it.
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589 reviews
May 25, 2016
The last book in the series and the melancholy hit me hard. I loved Nick and Todd and their adventure. They lived life to the fullest and had no regrets, so all good I suppose.

This book is collection of several short stories about Todd and Nick after the events of book 5. The time ranged from near future to far in the future, like after happy ever after. Not a bad way to end a series, IMO. Quite satisfying to know your beloved characters have a happy life ahead.
Profile Image for Marsha Spence.
1,269 reviews16 followers
May 30, 2016
This final chapter in the Sentries saga was just wonderful! I loved seeing the glimpses into the later years of their lives. And, I'll admit, I cried at the end. I'm going to be revisiting these guys and their world many more times in the future.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
Profile Image for Teresa.
3,364 reviews36 followers
July 22, 2017
****Reviewed for Prism Book Alliance®****

3.5 Stars -

Ringed Love is the conclusion to the Sentries series. It starts far in the future from the end of the last book and then looks back over the years since the fall of the New Colorado Protectorate.

While I liked seeing how things turned out for Todd and Nick, this book seemed more like a series of short stories than one novel. I enjoyed the individual parts, even the more gruesome than normal one about Wendigoes, and was happy to see the pair remain steadfast with each other.

We see Nick finally come into his own and blossom while Todd is as strong as ever. There are some sad developments with the loss of key people but some closure is obtained.

This book has less of the BDSM elements than previous books, but the love scenes were still good and meaningful.

I’m not sure if I liked the end or not. I was very poetic and romantic but a little sad. I can’t say more without spoilers, but it is no doubt an end.

I’ve enjoyed this series for the most part and was glad that Todd and Nick got their happily-ever-after.
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